Stories from the Field

25 May

Finally Home

Seeing how fast Vince is growing up, she was at peace despite their temporary separation and was even determined to work harder and be with her child again. Vince was 2 months old when placed in the foster home for temporary placement while his birth mother, Jane returned to her work...

25 May

A Sister’s Love

Before Cathy sleeps every day, she prayed for her lost sister, Kim, that she is in safe hands. She also prays to be with her again someday. Cathy (not her real name) is a 7-year-old girl. She is just like a normal child of her age; full of energy, innocent and playful. Two...

25 May

Remembered by God

We were excited to start a family as soon as we got married. Like any newlyweds our age, it never occurred to us that something was wrong. Jay and I had been fantasizing about our future children since we were dating. We both wanted a boy first whom we would call...

25 May

Determination is Key to Success

It is Jhan’s determination that keeps on reminding Annaliza and Kristopher to implement the home program activities everyday. Five-year-old boy Jhan Legaria is the son of Annaliza, 27 years of age. He has an identical twin brother named James. Before, Jhan cannot stand and lift his head. He cannot utter any word...

25 May

Perseverance is a Way of Hope

We accepted Jaine’s situation that she will live a life dependent on us. We accepted that our child has a disability… “We thought there is no hope for Jaine,” said Mr. Ronil Bantoy and Ms. Bernadeth Hibanada. Jaine Bantoy is a five-year-and-ten-month-old girl, the second child of 31-year-old Ronil Bantoy and 32-year-old...

25 May

One Step at a Time

During that time, I lost all my hope. As a mother, I wanted my daughter to grow like any other children. I wanted her to walk and run and see her play with her peers and send her to school, but how? Evana Divine was only 1 year old when she was hospitalized because of...

25 May

Defying Limitation

Jaira’s condition did not stop her from going to school. Jaira was born with Orthogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. It is a genetic disorder that is usually inherited from the parents. Her parents were cousins, and their family did not approve of their marriage. Due to poverty, the...

18 Feb

NORFIL Foster Children Attends Family Day

On February 18, 2017, NORFIL participated in the Family Day of DSWD in relation to the Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration of DSWD with the theme: “Paghigugma ug Pagpangga Palambuon Legal nga Pagsagop atong Pagahimuon (Spread Unconditional Love Through Legal Adoption)”. Ten (10) foster children aged three (3) years old and...